Angleton in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Sheriff Joe H. Snow
Born in West Columbia, Texas. Married; had one son. Served as justice of the peace, Precinct 2, 1900-1912. Was appointed deputy sheriff of Brazoria County in 1913; elected sheriff in 1918; reelected for an additional 2-year term. Was killed in line of duty after long horseback chase to arrest a suspected horse thief. A brave, conscientious officer, who sacrificed his life in his service to the public.
Recorded - 1967
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9595.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
Location. 29° 9.009′ N, 95° 25.487′ W. Marker is in Angleton, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cemetery Road and Shanks Road, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located at the grave of Joseph "Joe" Hughes Snow in Block 7, Lot 1, Grave 1 (northeast corner) of the Angleton Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Angleton TX 77515, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Angleton Independent School District (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sweeny Home (approx. 1.2 miles away); Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Brazoria County Ring Of Honor (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sugar Kettle (approx. 1.4 miles away); Robert J. Calder (approx. 1.4 miles away); 1895 Brazoria County Courthouse Column (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Angleton.
More about this marker. This marker consists of a metal marker embedded in a concrete slab but, unlike many others, is mounted flat and flush with the ground surface at the foot of the grave.
Also see . . . Joseph Hughes Snow entry at Find-a-Grave. (Submitted on May 15, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.